When entering the Louboutin small but quaint Paris showroom one glance and I knew I was officially in LOUBOUTIN WORLD!

The main themes appeared to be ethnic, more African, integrating at times the ‘Louboutin’  butterfly.  Formal evening wear shoes embellished with Swarovski strass. 

Transparent/see throughs either with thin mesh or plastic and mixed with other materials and fabrics.  Indeed  there is an amazing mixing of materials into one work of art! Python, suede, leather, plastics, leather faux zebra and leopard, spikes/studs, + rope, linen and cotton fabrics (more for men’s alpargatas or Papi Hugos).  
Integrating plastics into the shoes offers a stunning effect, especially with the Swarovski strass, making for a stunning look!

Add to that the incredible colour palette of fluorescents, pastels and a mix of both in many shoes and we have an extravagant and luxurious world that is Louboutin!

 Higher heels, yes believe it or not…. higher heels are in order for next Spring/Summer made even more interesting by sometimes having  gradual fading of different colors.

Louboutin has also catered for the more Casual look with:  roller boats with spikes, alpargatas
as well as a semi cruise collection with the alpargatas for men and women.  
New small and transgressive leather goods have been added as well (especially for men – to the joy of the many Green Pebbles Gentlemen out there). Some are absolute must haves! 

Louboutin’s A/W 2012 Ad Campaign

Small fluorescent tone on tone spiked wallets, black bags (subtle goth/punk, yet elegant) with the magnificent lasso-rolled handles and silver spikes on the sides, with a calf skin leather so soft that when you touch it your heart literally throbs and you want to caress it! 

Words cannot describe the amazing clutch/convertible small hand bag named Padam clutch: stunning with its lush red, water snake skin!  You’ll have to just wait for the official pics to be published on the blog to fully comprehend.

Straps on the bags/clutches have a lasso-rolled effect handle, which add a very special and almost exotic touch, distinguishing Louboutin bags that much more from the rest.

Louboutin’s SS 13 collection has become more complete adding new categories of LG/SLG and more men’s models, ensuring that men can also satisfy more easily their edgier side! There are some absolute must haves in leather goods for both men and women and of course the Padam clutch (for women).

And of course…women’s shoes are as sexy as ever, if not more, with those fluorescent colored stilettos taking on some more height with this collection! 

Absolutely stunning the Faux Zebra shoe, mixed with python, leather and suede! A pair of these is guaranteed to make the lucky owner an empowered and sexy woman.  Men (and yes, some women) are bound to submit themselves to the proud owner’s feet!

Finally, transparent materials are here and blended into quite a few of Louboutin’s creations, lending to amazing effects, especially with those glittery Swarovski strass.  

These “pumps”, almost fairy-tellish, are definitely a must for an elegant evening out on the town! 

As you all know Louboutin is highly secretive (and rightly so!) about its collections so we can’t show you the pics of the showroom, but watch this space as we will be bringing you the official pics as soon as they are out of the Louboutin PR office!  We can’t wait – you will be amazed by the sheer beauty of this collection!

Brent J. Markley


Brent J. Markley from Paris for Green Pebbles Blog